April 2 - 6


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VORTEX is an epic visual and physical works dealing with the subject of the transformation of air. Is a performance for adult audiences and portrays the terrible experience of a human body in process of transformation in an eroded and unassailable universe. In the arena of VORTEX, the norm does not exist or else is deliberately false in order to understand the need to rid ourselves of taboos. Here, the wind is oscillating matter used to escape gravity and awaken “The Alien” within us: our hidden part, disguised under a borrowed uniform.

The Non Nova company is a heterogeneous group of artists of both sexes, different ages and experience, united by the desire to give the audience the opportunity to experience new and unexpected sensations. It was founded in 1998 by Phia Ménard with the aim of tackling the art of juggling, its stage treatment and its dramatic structure from another standpoint. “Non nova, sed nove” (It’s not new, just seen differently) is the company’s founding principle. Its works have been staged worldwide.

Performance Phia Ménard
Dramaturgical assistant Jean-Luc Beaujault

Production team

Artistic direction, choreography and scenography Phia Ménard
Sound track Ivan Roussel using music by Claude Debussy

Co-production and residencies Le Centre Dramatique National de Normandie, La Brèche (Centre for Circus Arts in Basse-Normandie) in Cherbourg.
Co-production Le Quai in Angers (EPCC-Le Quai, Angers et le réseau européen IMAGINE 2020 – Art et Changement Climatique), Scènes du Jura, La Halle aux Grains (the national theatre of Blois), Jules Verne Circus – Regional Centre for Circus Arts in Amiens, Le Grand T (the Loire-Atlantique space for subsidised creation in Nantes), Théâtre Universitaire of Nantes, L’Arc (space for subsidised creation in Rezé), Parc de la Villette in Paris, La Verrerie in Alès (Cévennes)/Pôle National des Arts du Cirque de Languedoc-Roussillon.
Residency “Les Subsistances” 2010/2011, Lyon, France
Supported by Théâtre de Thouars in collaboration with the Cultural Services of Montreuil-Bellay, Le Grand R (national theatre of La Roche-sur-Yon), Le Fanal (national theatre of Saint-Nazaire).



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Season: 2013-2014

April 2 - 6

8:30pm (Sunday 6pm)

Sala MAC


Running time: 50'




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